Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry (TUKSoD) offers a postgraduate opportunity for international dentists who hold an international BDS degree, but not a DMD or DDS from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited dental school. A two year, comprehensive program that includes both formal clinical training, as well as an advanced degree is available for international dental professionals to concurrently attain a Masters of Science (MSc) in Oral Health Sciences, in conjunction with a certificate from a Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) advanced training program. International dental professionals can take advantage of enrollment in both clinical and advanced degree programs that complement each other. This comprehensive program is designed to have the AEGD and MSc programs support and enhance each other, with appropriate time dedicated to each.
This AEGD postdoctoral program is recognized for the excellence of its clinical and didactic curricular components. We are part of the Temple University Health Science Center, and our practice base includes many outpatients with complex medical histories who are referred to our residents for the dental care they require before undergoing cardiac or transplant surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy, or hip and knee replacement surgery. The AEGD Faculty members are dedicated to providing a learning environment that encourages each resident to maximize his or her clinical potential, in order to undergo the metamorphosis from a senior dental student to a professional practice colleague.
Annual tuition and fees: In-state tuition of $61,750 and out-of state tuition of $69,398 and instrument fee of $4,500 per year, or refer to Temple University’s registrar’s page.
The programs in Predoctoral Dental Education (DMD), Advanced Specialty Education in Dental Public Health, Advanced Specialty Education in Endodontics, Advanced Specialty Education in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Advanced Specialty Education in Periodontics are also accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and have been given the accreditation status of Approval (without reporting requirements). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312)440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611-2678. The commission's web address is: http://ada.org/100.aspx. The Commission on Dental Accreditation has accredited the postdoctoral program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry. However, accreditation of the program does not, in itself, constitute recognition of any dental specially status.